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Has long been regarded as one of South Dublin’s most pleasant locations, the original place name dates from 50 BC.
The name means “Rath of the Alders” and. Indeed, Alder trees still grow profusely along the Dodder the River overlooking where the Rath stood.

The nineteenth century saw the development of Rathfarnham as a desirable residential are for wealthy people, who wished to escape from the crowded and poor conditions of Dublin city, and many new substantial houses were erected. A horse-drawn omnibus service, started in 1840, covering a route from Dublin to Rathfarnham. By the second half of the century the population had expanded to 5,500. to cater for this number the tram line from Dublin was extended from Terenure to Rathfarnham in 1878.The electric tram continued to serve the district until 1956 when it was replaced by the Number 17 bus.

Shopping Facilities
Local Shopping and Banking facilities are located at Rathfarnham Village
Major Shopping located close by include:
Rathfarnham Shopping Centre
Nutgrove Shopping Centre

Public Transport
Bus Services
Routes 15C via Ballyboden Road through Rathfarnham Rathgar and Rathmines to City Centre
Route 15B via Marian Road Templeogue,Terenure Rathgar and Rathmines to City Centre
Route 16 via Grange Road through Rathfarnham, Harold’s Cross and City Centre

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